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Perfect Pasta Bake

5 mins
15 mins
4 Servings

Creamy pasta bake on the table in just 20mins. This one will quickly become a family favourite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, optional
  • 100g (3.5 oz.) broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 300g (10.5 oz.) butternut pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 85g (3 oz.) baby spinach
  • ½ cup milk
  • 150g (5 oz.) ricotta
  • 300g (10.5 oz.) pasta shells

Instructions:

  • 1.Preheat oven to 200C (395 F) and grease a large baking dish.
  • 2.Cook pasta as per the packet instructions.
  • 3.Heat the pumpkin in the microwave for 3-4min until tender. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. And fry onion and garlic for 3min until tender. Add in broccoli and pumpkin and Saute for 2mins. Stir in spinach and remove from heat.
  • 4.To save dishes, combine the pasta and vegetables in your prepared baking dish. Then stir through ricotta and milk. Place in the oven for 10min until golden brown.

Notes:

  • Gluten free option: use your favourite gluten free pasta.
  • Add shredded chicken for a meat variation.
  • Dairy Free Option: Use dairy free milk and silken tofu for vegan and dairy free option.